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Who was the choreographer? Still life

David Bintley

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Who is it performed by? Still life

Birmingham royal ballet and the Royal ballet

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When was the first performance? Still life

March 1988

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What is the dance style? Still life

Modern ballet with a mix of social and cultural styles to suggest geographical locations.
These include: English Morris, Latin American carnival, and African.

There are also references to contemporary and post-modern dance.

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What is the theme? Still life

Endangered species

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What was the starting point? Still life

The music and album cover.
The doomsday book of animal by David Day

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What is the structure? Still life

Eight scenes

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How many dances are there? Still life

Nine soloists plus corps de ballet

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Who composed the music? Still life

Composed by simon Jeffes for the penguin café orchestra. Re-orchestrated for the royal opera house/Birmingham royal ballet orchestra.

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What is the accompaniment like? Still life

Orchestral, combining classical, rock and country influences

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Who designed the costume? Still life

Hayden Griffin

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What is the costume like? Still life

Combines animal and human characteristics in a dream-like way. Masks and headdresses have animal features like horns and antennae. Costumes and accessories have cultural and social references

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Who designed the lighting? Still life

John B Read

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What is the lighting like? Still life

Lighting indicates beginnings and ends of acts.
Follow-spots highlights the dancers.
Colour is used to enhance the mood.
Bright in the first half and dramatic towards the end

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Who designed the set? Still life

Hayden Griffin

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What is the set like? Still life

Set in a café with chairs and tables. After the opening scene the rest of the dances take place on bare stage. Props include waiter's trays .
Ever-changing colourful backdrops give a sense of environment, climate and scale

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What is the staging ? Still life

Proscenium